Temple in a rock face on the left bank of the river about 1h30 mns walk from Thangbi, in a forested environment.

This was a meditation place of Guru Rinpoche and a retreat place for many lamas.
Amongst them, the Bakha Trulku from Powo in Tibet who are considered as the incarnations of the great master Vairocana and subsequently of Dorji Lingpa and Pema Lingpa, have a special connection with Shugdrag. The eighth Bhakha Tulku, Rigdzin Khamsum Yongdröl, who was close to the first king of Bhutan and spent time in retreat at this place.
Restoration was probably carried out at that time when Kuje was also built.
The Tenth Bhakha Rinpoche also meditated there after he left Tibet for Bhutan in the early 1960s.

Architectural style / school and related art works
The temple is dedicated to Guru Rinpoche with statues and paintings, dating probably from the end of the 19th century.

Social cultural function
Retreat and meditation place. A caretaker looks after the temple.
From the 6th to the 10th day of the 10th month, a Nyungney, prayer and fasting, is organized and attended by lay people.

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